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2, Albemarle Way

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5228 / 51°31'22"N

Longitude: -0.1029 / 0°6'10"W

OS Eastings: 531710

OS Northings: 182135

OS Grid: TQ317821

Mapcode National: GBR P8.19

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.5ZGJ

Entry Name: 2, Albemarle Way

Listing Date: 29 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195444

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368490

Location: Islington, London, EC1V

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Clerkenwell

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St James Clerkenwell

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


ISLINGTON

TQ3182SE ALBEMARLE WAY
635-1/74/4 (North side)
29/09/72 No.2

GV II

Terraced house. c.1731-9, refronted c.1860. Yellow brick set
in Flemish bond with red brick dressings, stucco, roof
obscured by parapet. Four storeys, one-window range. Ground
floor decorated with rusticated stucco, parts of which are
rough-faced; flat-arched entrance with replacement doorcase
and overlight, broad flat-arched window. First-floor window
flat-arched and tripartite, with metal colonettes, a head of
gauged red brick and red brick dressings to sides. Second- and
third-floor windows tripartite under segmental arches, also
with heads of gauged red brick and red brick dressings to
sides. Stucco sill band between second and third floor, and to
parapet.
INTERIOR: Fine, with door and window-architraves, fielded
panelling and corner fireplaces in the back rooms throughout.
Panelled entrance hall with a round arch with fluted Doric
pilasters and panelled soffit leading to the staircase which
has a wreathed and ramped handrail, intricately decorated open
string, fluted principal balusters, and remaining balusters of
column-on-vase form with iron-twist ornament, as far as the
second floor; panelled dado to staircase throughout; stone
cantilevered staircase, underside of the return flight between
ground and first floors decoratively moulded. Ground-floor
rooms now thrown into one, panelled, with moulded cornice to
front part and dentil cornice to back; simple wooden fireplace
with keystone and fine cast-iron grate to front part. In the
first-floor front room the panelling stops a metre short of
the front of the building, and the panelling has mouldings
enriched with egg-and-dart ornament; fine wooden chimneypiece
with superimposed pilasters to fireplace surround and
elaborately panelled overmantel, the pediment decorated with
acanthus ornament - this overmantel taken from a slightly
earlier structure of c.1700; cast-iron grate; cornice to
panelling, frieze, and dentil and modillion ceiling cornices.
The entrances to the staircase and back room have fine
elaborate eared architraves, overdoors with pulvinated frieze
enriched with bay leaf ornament and open pediment, and fine
panelled doors; this pair of architraves also from another
building, they are in the manner of William Kent and very
likely date to c.1765. First-floor back room panelled with
cornice, frieze and modillion cornice; eared fireplace
surround, now blocked. In the second-floor front room the
panelling stops a metre short of the front of the building;
moulded cornice, wooden panelled fireplace surround with
fluted keystone and cast-iron grate in the Adam style, with
delicate ornament; second-floor back room panelled with
moulded cornice.
2 Albemarle Way was the home of James and Henry Carr,
architects, from 1800 to 1824. It is likely that the c.1700
chimneypiece and c.1765 doorcases were installed by the Carrs.


Listing NGR: TQ3170982136

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